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First Gate for Panama Canal’s New Locks Delivered

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first_imgzoom Crowley Maritime Corp.’s heavy lift barge 455 4 has delivered the first in a series of new gates for the ongoing Panama Canal expansion.The first gate to be transferred to the Pacific side is the smallest, standing 22 meters tall and weighing 2,300 tons, according to Panama Canal Authority.The height of each gate depends on its position inside the lock chambers. The tallest ones (33 meters high) will be located in lock head four facing the Pacific Ocean due to the tidal change in the area.The height of the tallest gate can be compared to an 11-story building. The gates weigh on average 3,400 tons.Since August 2013, the gates have been arriving in staggered shipments from Italy on a Post-Panamax vessel to a temporary dock in the Atlantic side.The first shipment arrived on August 20, 2013. The second and third shipment arrived on June 10, 2014 and September 7, 2014, respectively.The last shipment has already departed from Italy and is expected to arrive in November 2014.Crowley is scheduled to help transport all eight of the gates involved in the Pacific side lock expansion of the Canal.The 455 4 was contracted by Sarens, a Belgium-based heavy lift company, to transport the gates from Cristóbal, a port on the Atlantic side of the Canal, to Grupo Unidos por el Canal, SA’s (GUPC SA) construction dock, which was built to receive the gates on the canal’s Pacific side.The 105-foot wide barge, currently the largest capable of transiting the Canal, was towed by Panama Canal Authority (ACP) tugs and made the transit in only one day.In cooperation with Sarens and the Panama Canal Authority (PCA), the barge is scheduled to transport another gate in October followed by three more in both November and December.The new locks will have 16 rolling gates, eight in the Pacific and eight in the Atlantic. The gates were fabricated in Italy by Cimolai SpA.The Canal expansion project involves widening the channel and adding a third set of locks, one set on the Pacific and the other on the Atlantic side. The expansion project is 80 percent complete.It consists on the construction of a third lane of traffic allowing the passage of bigger vessels, which will double the Canal’s capacity and have an important impact on world maritime trade.Press Releaselast_img read more

Gayle will be part of World Cup squad insists Windies skipper

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The player recently opted out of taking part in the ongoing tour of India in order to compete in the Afghanistan Premier League (APL), leaving some to speculate on the possibility of his selection.  Holder is, however, confident Gayle, who was a part of the team that took part in the World Cup qualifiers, will be part of the squad.“He (Gayle) is definitely going to play the World Cup once his body holds up and he’s fit. We’d welcome him into the team. If you go back to the beginning of the year, Chris made himself available for the World Cup qualifiers. He only did that really because he wants to play the World Cup, he wants to play well for West Indies and he wants to do well,” Holder said.“When he does that he has plenty of options around the world to make money it says something about the individual, says something about what he wants and I really admire that. He was obviously a pivotal part in us qualifying to the World Cup,” Holder said. (SportsMax) Windies skipper Jason Holder is congratulated by Chris Gayle (SportsMax)Windies skipper Jason Holder is confident star batsman Chris Gayle will be a part of the team for the 2019 World Cup once he is fit and ready.The 39-year-old has expressed an interest in making a final appearance at the tournament, which will take place in England next year but it will be up to the Cricket West Indies panel of selectors to pick the player.  The big left-hander has, however, made the criteria for selection after taking part in the regional Super50 competition for the Jamaica Scorpions. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGayle, Russell likely to be in Windies WorldT20 squadJanuary 28, 2016In “Sports”Pollard, Narine, Bravo, Russell ditch Windies bid for World Cup berthJanuary 25, 2018In “Sports”Chris Gayle back in West Indies squad to face England in ODI seriesFebruary 7, 2019In “latest news” read more

EHF CL 201617 Draw Veszprem and RNL in the first pot

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EHF Champions League ← Previous Story The 44th International tournament in Struga starts on August 17 Next Story → Eduard Koksharov is new RK Vardar director! European Handball Federation announced pots for the VELUX EHF Champions League 2016/2017 draw which will be held on July 1, 13hrs.Draw for two qualification tournaments will be held on Wednesday, 29 of June at 13 hrs.Group A/BPot 1: Telekom Veszprem (HUN), Rhein-Neckar Löwen (GER)Pot 2: FC Barcelona (ESP), KS Kielce (POL)Pot 3: Paris St. Germain (FRA), Vardar Skopje (MKD)Pot 4: RK Zagreb (CRO), Bjerringbro-Silkeborg (DEN)Pot 5: HC Brest Meshkov (BLR), Wisla Plock (POL)Pot 6: Pick Szeged (HUN), SG Flensburg-Handewitt (GER)Pot 7: RK Celje (SLO), Kadetten Schaffhausen (SUI)Pot 8: IFK Kristianstad (SWE), THW Kiel (GER)Group C/DPot 1: Naturhouse La Rioja (ESP), HBC Nantes (FRA)Pot 2: Metalurg Skopje (MKD), Team Tvis Holstebro (DEN)Pot 3: HC Motor Zaporozhye (UKR), Chekhowskie Medvedi (RUS)Pot 4: Besiktas Istanbul (TUR), Montpellier HB (FRA)Pot 5: Dinamo Bukarest (ROU), Elverum Handball (NOR)Pot 6: Winner of qualification 1, Winner of qualification 2Qualifications:Pot 1: RK Gorenje Velenje (SLO), ABC Braga (POR)Pot 2: Tatran Presov (SVK), Bregenz Handball (AUT)Pot 3: Red Boys Differdange (LUX), Achilles Bocholt (BEL)Pot 4: Riihimäki Cocks (FIN), Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR)PHOTO: SEHA GAZPROM LEAGUE read more